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In the army of the King of kings

In the army of the King of kings

Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris
Tune: [In the army of the King of kings]
Published in 6 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 In the army of the King of kings
There’s a call for soldiers brave and true,
Heralds of the gospel light,
At the battle’s front to fight;
For this service can the Captain count on you?
For this service can the Captain count on you?

Refrain:
Can the Lord depend on you?
Can the Lord depend on you?
Ev’ry ransomed pow’r engaging,
To your trust be true;
Can the Lord depend on you?
Can the Lord depend on you?
In the mighty conflict raging,
Can the Lord depend on you?

2 In the service of the King of kings,
Who will at the Master’s bidding haste?
There is work that must be done
Ere this world for Christ is won;
For the want of reapers golden harvests waste,
For the want of reapers golden harvests waste. [Refrain]

3 Loyal ever to the King of kings,
On His business ev’ry day intent,
Numbered with the faithful few
His ambassadors are you,
Crying out to sinners ev’rywhere, “Repent!”
Crying out to sinners ev’rywhere, “Repent!” [Refrain]

4 At the bidding of the King of kings,
We’ll assemble in the bye and bye,
With the over-comers there
Will you meet Him in the air,
With the ransomed reign in glory up on high?
With the ransomed reign in glory up on high? [Refrain]

Source: Glad Tidings in Song #55

Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris

Lelia (Mrs. C.H.) Morris (1862-1929) was born in Pennsville, Morgan County, Ohio. When her family moved to Malta on the Muskingum River she and her sister and mother had a millinery shop in McConnelsville. She and her husband Charles H. Morris were active in the Methodist Episcopal Church and at the camp meetings in Sebring and Mt. Vernon. She wrote hymns as she did her housework. Although she became blind at age 52 she continued to write hymns on a 28-foot long blackboard that her family had built for her. She is said to have written 1000 texts and many tunes including "Sweeter as the years go by." Mary Louise VanDyke Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: In the army of the King of kings
Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris
Refrain First Line: Can the Lord depend on you

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 6 of 6)

Glad Tidings in Song #d36

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Glad Tidings in Song #55

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Make Christ King #116

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Songs of the Sanctuary #49

The Message in Song Nos. 1 & 2 #d90

The New Make Christ King #d94

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